Due to the COVID-19 situation all routine appointments are cancelled for the foreseeable future.

However, if you require spares or repairs please phone, text or email on yais.helpline@bthft.nhs.uk and we will endeavor to help. Medical emergencies remain the same; ring the main YAIS number and we will help. There is information for an out of hours service on this number also.

Learning To Listen

Date(s) - 17/10/2019
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Listening for Life Centre - Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane Bradford

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Learning to Listen


Thursday 7th March 2019 9.30-15.30


Thursday 17th October 2019 9.30-15.30


For teaching assistants, class teachers and other ‘non-specialists’ working with children who have had their cochlear implants for up to about 4 years.

Effective listening is a pre-requisite for understanding and using spoken language.

  • What are the stages of learning to listen?
  • How can you encourage children with cochlear implants to listen to and understand sounds, words and sentences?     
  • Please note:  A half day “Learning to Listen” can be offered in your setting, tailored to the child/children you are working with. Cost £100 payable to The Ear Trust for four members of staff or more. Please contact Joanne Smith (joanne.smith2@bthft.nhs.uk) if you wish to discuss.
  • £25.00 including lunch
  • ‘Very useful, enjoyable and interesting. Lots to take back and put into practice.’
  • ‘Fantastic – would definitely recommend to colleagues.’
  • This popular course includes plenty of ‘hands-on’ experience and practical ideas for developing listening skills at different stages post-implant, as well as an overview of cochlear implant technology presented by members of the YAIS team.